French IT firm Capgemini has 19,000 open positions this year in India, signalling a positive hiring forecast. Sources told TOI that the funnel would have a mix of freshers and mid-level hires. And there will be hiring for both operational and technology roles, with the latter focused on new digital technologies.
Globally, Capgemini has more than 25,000 professionals driving transformation to deliver data- and AI-infused businesses. Digital and cloud accounts for over 50% of the company’s business, growing over 20% in 2019.
India, with 1.2 lakh employees, accounts for more than half of the French IT services company’s global strength, and is its largest delivery engine. Last year, Capgemini hired over 12,000 freshers in India.
The 19,000 open positions for this year is higher than its usual hiring number. Though Capgemini didn’t comment on the hiring numbers, Anil Kumar Singh, head of talent acquisition in Capgemini India, said that with the pandemic having forced companies to let their staff work from home, the emphasis is shifting to cloud-based solutions, remote tech services and cyber security. “This in turn has given a boost to the IT sector as there is a demand for skills in new-age technologies like digital and cloud,” Singh said.